Language Variation - European Perspectives III: Selected papers from the 5th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 5), Cope

Language Variation - European Perspectives III: Selected papers from the 5th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 5), Cope

By: Jeffrey K. Parrott (editor), Pia Quist (editor), Frans Gregersen (editor)Hardback

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Language Variation - European Perspectives III contains 18 selected papers from the International Conference on Language Variation in Europe which took place in Copenhagen 2009. The volume includes plenaries by Penelope Eckert (`Where does the social stop?') and Brit Maehlum (on how cities have been viewed by dialectologists, sociolinguists - and lay people). In between these two longer papers, the editors have selected 16 others ranging over a wide field of interest from phonetics (i.a. Stuart-Smith, Timmins and Alam) via syntax (Wiese) to information structure (Moore and Snell) and from cognitive semantics (Levshina, Geeraerts and Spelman) to the perceptual study of intonation (Feizollahi and Soukup). Several of the papers concern methodological questions within corpus based studies of variation (Buchstaller and Corrigan, Vangsnes and Johannessen, and Ruus and Duncker). Taken as a whole the papers demonstrate how wide the field of variation studies has become during the last two decades. It is now central to almost all linguistic subfields.


1. Introduction (by Gregersen, Frans); 2. Where does the social stop? (by Eckert, Penelope); 3. The role of intonation in Austrian listeners' perceptions of standard-dialect shifting (by Feizollahi, Zhaleh); 4. Hybridity and ethnic accents: A sociophonetic analysis of 'Glaswasian' (by Stuart-Smith, Jane); 5. A contact-linguistic view on Finland-Swedish quotatives vara, 'be', and att, 'that' (by Henricson, Sofie); 6. Quotations and quotatives in the speech of three Danish generations (by Rathje, Marianne); 7. The role of information structure in linguistic variation: Evidence from a German multiethnolect (by Wiese, Heike); 8. "Oh, they're top, them": Right dislocated tags and interactional stance (by Moore, Emma); 9. Changing the world vs. changing the mind: Distinctive collexeme analysis of the causative construction with doen in Belgian and Netherlandic Dutch (by Levshina, Natalia); 10. Variation in long-distance dependencies (by Schippers, Ankelien); 11. Reconciling corpus and questionnaire data in microcomparative syntax: A case study from North Germanic (by Vangsnes, Oystein Alexander); 12. "Judge not lest ye be judged": Exploring methods for the collection of socio-syntactic data (by Buchstaller, Isabelle); 13. Corpus-based variation studies - A methodology (by Ruus, Hanne); 14. Dialect convergence across language boundaries: A challenge for areal linguistics (by Hoder, Steffen); 15. The role of morphology in phonological change: Rethinking diffusion theory (by Kunnas, Niina); 16. Spelling variants of the present participle in a selection of Northern English and Scots texts of the late 14th and the 15th centuries (by Gardela, Wojciech); 17. Collocations, attitudes, and English loan words in Finnish (by Tamminen-Parre, Saija); 18. The variety and richness of words for relatives in Slovene (by Jakop, Tjasa); 19. "A den of iniquity" or "The hotbed of civilization"? Urban areas as locations for linguistic studies in Norway: A historiographical perspective (by Maehlum, Brit); 20. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027234872
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 260
  • ID: 9789027234872
  • weight: 640
  • ISBN10: 9027234876

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